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The remodelled Gasholder No. 8 in Kings
Cross will feature panoramic city views
London reframed
1850s gasholder to be remodelled as public space
London architects Bell Phillips + Kimble stands to the south of the Regent’s
have won a design competition to Canal. It will be dismantled, refurbished
refurbish the Grade II listed Gasholder and re-erected to the north of the canal
No. 8 in Kings Cross. Disused since next to three other gasholders. The new
2001, the 25m high, circular frame was design will feature an open air space
constructed in the 1850s and currently 2m above the canal, with panoramic
views of London and ‘magical pools’
reflecting the wrought iron structure.
The partially underground interior will
serve as a flexible events space, lit by
glass lenses in the ceiling. Design work
will commence in 2011. A budget of
£2.5m has been allocated for the design
project, with the removal, refurbishment
and re-erection of the gasholder to be
funded separately. bp-k.com
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